Azaleas – Adding Grass Clippings

Q: We have a bermuda lawn and we would like to put our grass clippings in an island out front. There are azaleas and trees in the island. Is there any disadvantage to us doing this?

A: You can spread a layer of grass clippings an inch thick with no problems. When a layer has pretty much disappeared, add another layer. Do not allow a thick layer of clippings to accumulate. It will prevent moisture from getting down to the roots of your plants.